Dr. Mahesh Mohan

Dr. Mahesh Mohan

Assistant Professor,                               School of Environmental Sciences

Joint Director,                              International Centre for Polar Studies

maheshmohan@mgu.ac.in

mahises@gmail.com

mob: +91 9447871596

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Education

B.Sc. Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University (2000)

M.Sc. Environmental Management, Mahatma Gandhi University (2003)

Ph. D Environmental Science, Mahatma Gandhi University (2010)

Positions in State level bodies

  • Member, State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) (2022-2025)

Administrative positions in the University

  • Joint Director, International Centre for Polar Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University (June 2021 onwards)
  • Green Protocol officer, Mahatma Gandhi University (7.10.2019 onwards)
  • Nodal officer of Mahatma Gandhi University for implementing National Forest Policy (12.10. 2020 onwards)
  • Member, Project Implementation Group (PIG), DST-PURSE II
  • Member, IPAC, Institute for Integrated programmes and Research in Basic Sciences
  • Director-in-charge, Department Student Services, Mahatma Gandhi University (08.10.2018 to 29.10.2018)
  • IQAC Co-ordinator, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Chairman of the PG Examination Board- Environment Science, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2019 onwards)
  • Member, Academic Council (Environmental Science), Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Co-ordinator, Bhoomithrasena Club, Mahatma Gandhi University

Member of Organisations

  • IUCN Commission Member (IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) 2021-2025

Research experience

  • Polar research (Arctic Expeditions ) – 2013 onwards
  • Lakes and Wetland research – 2003 onwards 
  • Participant of Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Programme, UGC, Government of India
  • Forest ecology and ethnobiology – 2012 onwards
  • Environmental pollution monitoring
  • Participant of major National programme on Survey and exploration of Hydrothermal sulphide vents/ deposits in parts of Central and South-West Indian ridges, in collaboration with ESSO-NCAOR, MoES [Supported six students to participate in the cruise programme during January to March 2017 onboard R/V MGS Sagar]
  • Ecorestoration – 2019 onwards

Research Collaborations

  • NCPOR, Goa
  • UNDP
  • DoECC, Government of Kerala
  • BARC, Mumbai
  • NIO, Mumbai
  • BHU, Varanasi
  • NIO, Cochin
  • CWRDM, Kozhikkode
  • Periyar University
  • University of Kerala

Journal Editorial Board

  1. Editorial Board member of the journal Anthropocene Science (Springer)
  2. Associate Editor of the journal Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) (The Society of Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Environment)

Reviewer of International Refereed Journals

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Global Food Security
  • Chemosphere
  • Environmentalist
  • Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  • Atmospheric Environment
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • Marine Biodiversity

Major Areas of Research

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Ecotoxicology
  • EIA
  • Forest Management
  • Polar Research
  • Ecorestoration

Specific Areas

  • Mercury and other Metal Pollution
  • Litter Degradation
  • Fate and Transport of Pollutants
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Perchlorate Contamination
  • Ambient air pollution
  • Ecorestoration

Research Guidance

1 PhD (as Supervisor)  12 
            (as Co-supervisor)  2
2 MSc./M.Phil. 37/10

Publications

1 Journal Papers 81
2 Books/Chapter 11
3 Training manual (Ed.) 4
4 Presented Paper 66

Citations

              H-index : 17

              i10 index : 24

              Google scholar citations: 1038

Achievements

  1. Listed in the World Scientist and University Rankings 2021, AD Scientific Index 2021, by European Science Evaluation Centre, Germany 
  2. Participated in Indian Arctic Expedition 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17
  3. Team Leader of Indian Arctic Expedition, July Batch, 2015
  4. Indian participant of the working group WP 1:    Contaminant flow and deposition in the Kongsforden/Krossfjorden system of the Kongsfjorden flagship programme, Svalbard, Norway.

MoU signed with

  1. National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) during 2015 for the Science Plan “Dynamics and Functioning of Arctic fjords: Regional and Global Perspectives”
  2. Kerala State Pollution Control Board in 2019 for the “Assessment of Metals Associated with Particulate Matter in Kerala”
  3. Chalakkudy Forest Division & Vazhachal Forest Division, Forest Department, Govt. of Kerala in 2021 for the Restoration of Riparian ecosystem of Chalakkudy River as part of the UNDP Project

Conferences/seminars/workshops/training programmes organised

  1. State-Level Workshop on EIA Techniques and Processes – 09-13 March 2022 (Convener)
  2. Hands-on Training on Trace Metal Analysis. 11-13 January 2022 (Co-ordinator)
  3. International Seminar on Polar Studies- ISPS 2021 (Convener)
  4. Webinar on Draft regulation on EIA 2020, August 2, 2020 (Co-ordinator)
  5. International Conference on Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability (DRVC 2020), 08-10 October, 2020 (Co-convener)
  6. National Seminar on Air Quality Monitoring (NAQM-2019) 3 September, 2019 (Co-ordinator)
  7. International Conference on Air Pollution and Monitoring (ICAM 2019), 8-11 March, 2019          (co-ordinator)
  8. Environment management – Basics and Approaches (EMT 2018), 27-30 November 2018            (Co-ordinator)
  9. State Level Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (SWEIA 2018), 8-10 February,     2018 (Convener)
  10. National seminar on Heavy Metals in the Environment (HME-2013). (Convener)
  11. National seminar on Sustainable Development: recent trends in meeting the challenges          (NSSD 2012) January 20-21 (Organising Committee Member)
  12. Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference (DRVC 2011) (Organising Committee Member)
  13. National Science Day – 2011 (Co-ordinator)

Research Projects 

Project Title

Funding agency

Budget (Rs in Lakh)

PI/    Co-PI

Status

Long – Term Environmental Monitoring of Arctic Fjords, Svalbard

NCPOR, MoES

Logistic support

PI

Ongoing

PACER-POP Project – Emerging Contaminants and Toxic Metals in the Environmental Matrices of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic.

NCPOR, MoES

32

PI

Ongoing

A Miyawaki model approach for developing forest island in Mahatma Gandhi University Campus.

DoECC, Govt. of Kerala

11.77

PI

Ongoing

Eco-restoration of flood affected riparian vegetation and braid bars in Chalakkudy River

UNDP

15.5

PI

Ongoing

Southern Ocean expedition-Microplastics in southern ocean

NCPOR, MoES

 

Co-PI

Ongoing

Spatio-temporal Impact on the Ecology and Geology of Rock Quarrying Zones in Central Kerala: Developing Sustainable Management Strategy

DoECC, Govt. of Kerala

30

Co-PI

Ongoing

Microplastics contamination in sediment and selected benthic organisms of Arabian Sea Coast and a few estuaries of Kerala

MoES-NCCR

50

Co-PI

Ongoing

Monitoring and assessment of microplastic pollution in    water, sediment and selected biota of Vembanad Lake, Kerala

KSCSTE

14

Co-PI

Ongoing

Mercury geochemistry in agricultural wetland ecosystem

DST-SERB

25.87

PI

Completed

Accumulation of mercury and cadmium in benthic food web of Cochin estuary- a stable isotope approach Budget

KSCSTE

10.85

PI

Completed

Mercury Geochemistry in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Ny-Alesund, Arctic

NCPOR, MoES

Logistic support

PI

Completed

Longterm monitoring of Kongsfjorden of Arctic region for climate change studies

NCPOR, MoES

Logistic support

PI

Completed

Impact of Climate Change on the Mercury Geochemistry in a Tropical Wetland Ecosystem

DoECC, Govt. of Kerala

 

Scientist mentor

Completed

Geochemistry of selected heavy metals in Kuttanad agricultural wetland ecosystem

DoECC, Govt. of Kerala

 

Scientist mentor

Completed

Evolution of Karamana river basin and its implications on hydrogeology: A geomatics approach using morphometric analysis

KSCSTE- BTL

15.96

Scientist mentor

Completed

Mercury pollution in the sediments of Vembanad Wetland: a chronological approach

UGC

2.85

PI

Completed

OSI 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Programme : An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented Innovative Approach Towards  Sustainable Development

UGC

125

Co-PI

Completed

Perchlorate contamination of drinking water resources in Kerala

DoECC, Govt. Kerala

22.5

PI

Completed

Book

  1. Mahesh Mohan, Abdul Shukkur M., Arun Sasi (Ed.) Environmental Impact Assessment. 2022 

Edited Training Materials

  1. Mahesh Mohan. Trace metal analysis of Environmental samples. January 2022
  2. Mahesh Mohan (Ed.) Hand Book on Environmental Impact Assessment, February 2018
  3. Dr. Mahesh Mohan (Ed.) Environment Management- Basics & Approaches, November 2018

Newsletter Article

 “Venam Punasthapanam – Puzhayora vanagalkum”. Aranyam, Kerala Forest Department, Volume, September 2021

Research Papers

International Publications

  1. Mohan, Mahesh, Ashly Chacko, Mutharimettak Rameshan, Velamparambil Gopalakrishnan Gopikrishna, Vatharamattathil Mohanan Kannan, Nalinakshan Geetha Vishnu, Sasi Arun Sasi, and Kalathilparambil Rajappan Baiju. “Restoring Riparian Ecosystems During the UN-Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: A Global Perspective.” Anthropocene Science (2022): 1-20.
  2. V.M. Kannan, V.G. Gopikrishna, V.K. Saritha, K.P. Krishnan, Mahesh Mohan, (2022)
    PCDD/Fs, dioxin-like, and non-dioxin like PCBs in the sediments of high Arctic fjords, Svalbard, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 174, 113277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113277 
  3. Phebe Joseph, M.D. Jessy and Mahesh Mohan. (2021). Carbon sequestration potential of rubber plantations under different soil management units (SMUs) of Kerala. Rubber Science, 34(2): 133-144.
  4. Binish, M. B., Shini, S., Sinha, R. K., Krishnan, K. P., & Mohan, M. (2021). Mercuric reductase gene (merA) activity in a mercury tolerant sulphate reducing bacterium isolated from the Kongsfjorden, Arctic. Polar Science, 100745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polar.2021.100745
  5. Eswara Venkatesaperumal Ramasamy, Shini Sruthy, Ajay Kumar Harit, Mahesh Mohan, Mechirackal Balan Binish, Microplastic pollution in the surface sediment of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112986
  6. Sijimol, M. R., Dineep, D., Arun Sasi, S., Abdul Shukkur, M., Antony, A., & Mohan, M. (2021). Perchlorate and chlorate contamination associated with fireworks in Kerala, India. Environmental Forensics, 1-7.
  7. Femi A. Thomas, Mahesh Mohan and K.P.Krishnan (2021). Bacterial diversity and their metabolic potentials in the sedimentary environments of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 114(9), 1339-1360. [IF: 2.674]
  8. Siddarthan Venkatachalam, V.M. Kannan, V.K. Saritha, S.L. Dinesh, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan(2021). Bacterial diversity and community structure along the glacier foreland of Midtre Lovénbreen, Svalbard, Arctic. Ecological Indicators. 126, 107704[IF 4.229]
  9. Padmakumar, B., Sreekanth, N.P., Shanthiprabha, V., Paul, J., Sreedharan, K., Augustine, T., Jayasooryan, K.K., Rameshan, M., Arunbabu, V., Mohan, M. and Sylas, V.P.,Unveiling tree diversity and carbon density of homegarden in the Thodupuzha urban region of Kerala, India: a contribution towards urban sustainability. Tropical Ecology, 62(4), 508-524. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-021-00149-2
  10. Shukkur, A., Gopikrishna, V. G., Vishnu, N. G., & Mohan, M. (2021). Trace gases and PM 2.5-bound metal abundance over a tropical urban environment, South India. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 1-16.
  11. Jayasooryan, K. K., Ramasamy, E. V., Chandini, P. K., & Mohan, M. (2021). Fractionation and accumulation of selected metals in a tropical estuary, south-west coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment193(4), 1-14.
  12. Mahesh Mohan, MS Shylesh Chandran, EV Ramasamy. 2021. Mercury contamination at Vembanad Lake and near-shore regions in the southwest coast of India. Regional Studies in Marine Sciences. 44, 101754. 
  13. Vishnusagar M.K., Kannan, V. M., Gopikrishana, V. G., Krishnan, K. P. and Mohan, M. (2021). Geochemistry and distribution of Metals in the Sediments of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Regional Studies in Marine Sciences. 44, 101729
  14. Krishna MP, Aswathy K Vijayan, Arun Sasi, Gopikrishna VG, Mahesh Mohan, (2021) Litter degradation in evergreen forests of southern Western Ghats, Tropical Ecology, 62(2), 234-247. DOI : 10.1007/s42965-020-00133-2
  15. Mahesh Mohan, Saritha VK, RameshanM., Ashly Chacko, Gopikrishna V.G. 2021. Restoring degraded riparian forest ecosystems of the Western Ghats for ecological sustainability. Restoration Ecology.29(4), e13254. doi: 10.1111/rec.13254.
  16. Babu, Linu; Mohan , S Vishnu; Mohan, Mahesh; Pradeepkumar, A P. (2021). Highly mature sediments in the tropical monsoonal environment of southwestern India: An appraisal based on weathering indices. Ecofeminism and Climate Change. 2 (2) pp. 69-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/EFCC-05-2020-0017
  17. Phebe Joseph, Jessy, M.D. and Mahesh Mohan (2020). Carbon storage and mineralization potential of soils under major agroforestry systems of Western Ghats. Journal of plantation crops.- Accepted.
  18. Gopikrishna V.G. Kannan, VM., Binish MB, Abdul Shukur M., KP Krishnan, Mahesh Mohan. 2020. Mercury in the sediments of fresh water lakes, Ny-Ålesund, Arctic. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192:538
  19. Gopikrishna VG., Anu Sebastian, Akhilghosh KA, Mahesh Mohan. Mercury and other Trace Metals in the Surface Soils of Ny-Ålesund, Arctic. Water Air Soil Pollution, 231:377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-020-04745-1
  20. Neethu Joy, Mahesh Mohan. 2020. Evaluation of In vitro Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Effect of Methanol Extract from Aerial parts of Myristica beddomei King ssp. ustulata W.J. de Wilde, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, 12(2): 115-121
  21. Sijimol, M. R., Aravindakumar, C. T., Manoj, P. R., Dineep, D., Nejumal, K. K., & Mohan, M. Perchlorate contamination of drinking water sources in Kerala, South India, and its degradation using advanced chemical treatment. Energy Ecology and Environment. 5(4):286–293, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40974-020-00163-5
  22. Mahesh Mohan, Tresa Nimmy K., Kannan V.M., Gopikrishna V.G., Abdul Shukkur M., Binish M.B., Arun Babu V., Rakesh P.S. (2019) Metal accumulation in Zooplanktons of two Arctic fjords, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 12, 100251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enmm.2019.100251 
  23. S. ShyleshChandran, E.V. Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan, Sruthi S. N, K.K. Jayasooryan, Toms Augustine, Kannan Mohan. (2019) Distribution and risk assessment of trace metals in multifarious matrices of Vembanad Lake system, Peninsular India. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 145: 490-498
  24. MohanachandranNair Shylesh Chandran, Mahesh Mohan, Eswara Venkatesaperumal Ramasamy, Sreelakshmi Unnikrishnan, Gouri G Pandit, Mahesh Tiwari, SanjayKumar Sahu, Rahul C Bhangare, Kannan Mohan. (2019). The historical trend in trace metal enrichment in core sediments from Cochin Estuary, Southwest coast of India, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management. 11, 100203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enmm.2018.100203
  25. Phebbe Joseph, Jessy MD, Mahesh Mohan. 2018. Soil Nutrient status and green house gas emission inmajor agroforestry systems of south India. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, 6(2): 10-16.
  26. Vijayan, A. K., Balachandran, B., Sasi, S. A., & Mohan, M. (2018). Litter degradation and soil carbon fractions in a tropical mountain cloud forest, Western Ghats, India. Tropical Ecology, 59(3), 515-524.
  27. M. Kannan, K.A.Treasa Nimy, V.G. Gopikrishna, Rakesh P.S., K.P. Krishnan, Mahesh Mohan, 2018. Zooplankton Diversity In Kongsfjord, Svalbard, Arctic. Tropical Ecology, 59(3): 541–544
  28. Rupesh Kumar Sinha, KP Krishnan, Femi A Thomas, Binish MB, Mahesh Mohan, P John Kurian. 2018. Polyphasic approach revealed complex bacterial community structure and function in deep sea sediment of ultra-slow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge. Ecological Indicators 96(1):40-51
  29. N. Sruthi, Shyleshchandran M S., Mahesh Mohan, E.V. Ramasamy. (2018) Distribution of priority pollutants in the sediment of Vembanad Estuary, Peninsular India. Marine Pollution Bulletin.133:4294-303.
  30. Mahesh Mohan, U. Sreelakshmi, M.K. Vishnu Sagar, V.G. Gopikrishna, G.G. Pandit, S.K. Sahu, M.Tiwari, P.Y Ajmal, M. Kannan,  M. Abdul Shukur, KP Krishnan. 2018.  Metal Contamination Profile and Sediment Accumulation Rate of Arctic Fjords: Implications from a Sediment Core, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Marine Pollution Bulletin.131(453-459)
  31. Aswathy Jayakumar, Arathy Krishna, Mahesh Mohan, Indu C. Nair, E. K. Radhakrishnan. 2018. Plant Growth Enhancement, Disease Resistance, and Elemental Modulatory Effects of Plant Probiotic Endophytic Fcl1. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12602-018-9417-8
  32. Binish Mechirackal Balan, Sruthy Shini, Kottekkattu P. Krishnan, Mahesh Mohan. 2018. Mercury tolerance and biosorption in bacteria isolated from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic. Journal of Basic Microbiology, DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201700496 , January
  33. N. Shyleshchandran, Mahesh Mohan, E.V. Ramasamy (2017) Risk assessment of heavy metals in Vembanad Lake sediments (south-west coast of India), based on acid-volatile sulfide (AVS)-simultaneously extracted metal (SEM) approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0997-8
  34. K. Nejumal, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan,  D. Dineep, U.K. Aravind,C.T. Aravindakumar (2017) Presence of bisphenol S and surfactants in the sedimentsof Kongsfjorden: a negative impact of human activities in Arctic? Environ Monit Assess. 190:22.
  35. P. Krishna and M. Mohan. (2017) Evaluation of Phytoconstituents of Syzygium arnottianum Leaves. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2017; 9(10); 1380-1385
  36. Mahesh Mohan, Chandini P.K., K.P. Krishnan, Gopikrishna V.G., Sajin Kumar K. S. and Kannan V.M. (2017) Mercury fractionation in the sediments of Kongsfjorden, an Arctic Fjord, Svalbard, International Journal of Marine Sciences, Biopublishers, Canada, Vol.7, No.26, 260-271
  37. Sijimol M. R., Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V. G. and Dineep D. (2017). Perchlorate in drinking water around rocket manufacturing and testing facilities and firework manufacturing sites in Kerala, India. Energy Ecology and Environment ,DOI 10.1007/s40974-017-0055-x Springer
  38. Krishna M.P and Mahesh Mohan. Litter decomposition under forest ecosystems – a review, Energy Ecology and Environment , (2017) 2(4):236–249, DOI 10.1007/s40974-017-0064-9Springer
  39. Ramasamy EV, Jayasooryan KK, Shylesh Chandran MS, Mahesh Mohan . (2017) Total and Methyl Mercury in the Water, Sediment and Fishes of Vembanad, a Tropical Backwater System, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 189:130
  40. Thafna K.K., Navya Cherian, Binish M.B., Gopikrishna V.G., Mahesh Mohan. 2017. Disrtibution of nutrients in the soils of a unique tropical agroecosystem. Environmental Pollution and Protection Vol. 2, No. 2, 56-65
  41. Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V.G., Navya Cherian, Jyothy S., Toms Augustine, Sreedharan K. (2016). Monitoring of Toxic Pollutants in the Marine Environment- A Review. International Journal of Marine Sciences,(Biopublisher, Canada),  6(9): 1-20 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0009)
  42. Sijimol MR, Mahesh Mohan, Dineep D (2016) Perchlorate contamination in Bottled and Other Drinking Water Sources of Kerala, Southwest coast of India. Energy Ecology and Environment, Energ. Ecol. Environ. (2016) 1(3):148–156, Springer
  43. Navya, V.G. Gopikrishna, V. Arunbabu & Mahesh Mohan. (2015). Distribution and fractionation of mercury in the soils of a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem, southwest coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2015) 187:749. DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4972-x
  44. Sreeja R , Arun P.R., Mahesh Mohan and Pradeepkumar A.P. (2015). Groundwater Potential of a Fastly Urbanizing Watershed in Kerala, India: A Geospatial Approach. International Journal of Engineering Research ISSN:2319-6890)(online), 2347-5013(print) Volume No.4, Issue No.10, pp : 578-581
  45. Binish M.B., Sruthy S., Mahesh Mohan (2015) Effect of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cu) on the growth of sulphate reduction associated bacterium Clostridium bifermentans isolated from Cochin estuary, Southwest coast of India. International Journal of Marine Sciences,(Biopublisher, Canada) , 5(50):1-5 
  46. R. Sijimol, S. Jyothi, A.P. Pradeepkumar, M.S. Shylesh Chandran, and Mahesh Mohan. (2015). A Review on Fate, Toxicity and Remediation of Perchlorate, Environmental Forensics, 16:2, 125-134, Taylor & Francis
  47. Bhagyalekshmi S., Mahesh Mohan, Sreedharan K., Ajaykumar B. (2015), Evaluation of the factors controlling the spatial distribution of soil piping: a case study from the Southern Western Ghats, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1793-8
  48. Joshy George, Ebhin Masto, Lal Chand Ram, T. B. Das, Tofan Rout; Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Assessment of human exposure risk from soil heavy metals near a coal fired power plant, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 68:3, pp 451-461,Springer DOI 10.1007/s00244-014-0111-x
  49. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Environmental Impacts of Perchlorate with Special Reference to Fireworks – A Review, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:7203–7210 Springer. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3921-4
  50. Mahesh Mohan, MS Shylesh Chandran, KK Jayasooryan, EV Ramasamy. (2014). Mercury in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, Western Coast of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:3321–3336 DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3620-1
  51. Sowmya, M., Rejula, M.P., Rejith, P.G., Mahesh Mohan, Makesh Karuppiah and A.A.M. Hatha (2014) Halophilic metal tolerant bacteria from Vembanadu Lake as possible means of bioremediation of lead and cadmium. Journal of Environmental Biology, 35 (4): 655-660.
  52. Krishna MP, Rinoy Varghese, Mahesh Mohan, AA Mohamed Hatha. (2014). Antibacterial activity of Acmella paniculata extract on human pathogenic bacteria. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2(1):132-134
  53. VM Kannan, Toms Augustine, Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan. (2014). Geochemistry and heavy metals in the soils of Unique tropical rice agricultural ecosystem, Journal of Environment, 3(1). Scientific Journals, UK
  54. Rogimon P. Thomas, Manuel Thomas, Joby Paul, and Mahesh Mohan, Antifungal activity of Verbinaceae, Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 10(1), 355-360. [2013]
  55. Rogimon P. Thomas, Joby Paul, Rameshan M., N. Hari and Mahesh Mohan , Ecological distribution mapping of the genus Vitex in Kerala State, Acta Biologica Indica.1(2): 165-170. [2013]
  56. S. Shylesh Chandran, Sujatha S., Mahesh Mohan, J.M. Julka and E.V. Ramasamy. Earthworm diversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity and ConservationSpringer (2012)
  57. Rahul Ramesh, Shylesh Chandran M.S., Sreedharan K., Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Mercury contamination in the artisanal gold mining regions of Nilambur, Kerala, South India. Journal of Environment, 01, Issue 01, pp. 16-22 Scientific Journals, UK.
  58. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Sudheesh S., E.V. Ramasamy, Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Sulphur fractionation in the sediments of Cochin estuary. Journal of Environment, 01, Issue 01, pp. 10-15, Scientific Journals, UK
  59. Ajaykumar B., Sreedharan K., Mahesh Mohan., Joby Paul., A.P. Thomas., Nair P. K. K. Evaluation of the Holocene environmental changes of the Southwest coast, India: a palaeo-palynological approach, Journal of Earth System Science (Springer) (2012). 121:4, 1093-1103
  60. EV Ramasamy, Toms A, Shylesh CMS, Jayasooryan KK, Mahesh M., Mercury Fractionation in the Sediments of Vembanad Wetland, West Coast of India, Environmental Geochemistry and Health-Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10653-012-9457-z.
  61. Mahesh Mohan, Toms Augustine, Jayasooryan K.K., Shylesh Chandran M.S. and Ramasamy E.V. Fractionation of selected metals in the sediments of Cochin estuary and Periyar River, Southwest coast of India, The EnvironmentalistSpringer, DOI 10.1007/s10669-012-9399-0.
  62. Mahesh Mohan, M.S. Shylesh Chandran, E.V.Ramasamy. (2011). Vulnerable earthworm species identified from Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, International Journal of Zoological Research.
  63. Mahesh Mohan, Deepa, M., E.V. Ramasamy and A.P. Thomas. 2011 Accumulation of mercury and other heavy metals in edible fishes of Cochin backwaters, Southwest India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.DOI 10.1007/s1066/-011-2258-5, Springer
  64. Ajaykumar B., P.S. Rakesh, Mahesh Mohan, K.S.Unni and A.P.Thomas. (2011). Interpretation of the quantitative geomorphology of the Meenachil river basin, Kerala, South India using remote sensing and geographical information system. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 17(2): 297-311.
  65. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, M.K.Renjith, K.S.Unni and A.P.Thomas. (2011). Holocene morphological modification of southwest coast of India: Evidence from the palaeo-deposits of Meenachil river basin, Kerala. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 17(2): 313-324.
  66. Narendra Babu K., Omana P.K. and Mahesh Mohan. (June 2010) Water and sediment quality of Ashtamudi estuary, a Ramsar site, southwest coast of India – a statistical appraisal. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 165:1, pp: 307-319
  67. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Unni K.S. and Thomas A.P. (2010) Mechanism and geochemical implications to the Late Holocene organic carbon burial event- an example from Southwest coast of India, Journal Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, 59(7): 1409-1416. DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0127-0
  68. Bindu T, Sylas V.P., Mahesh M., Rakesh P.S., Ramasamy E.V. (2008). Pollutant removal from domestic waste water with Taro (Colocasia esculenta) planted in a subsurface flow system. Ecological Engineering, 33: 68-82. Elsevier
  69. Mahesh Mohan and P. K. Omana. (2007). Statistical Analysis of water quality data from a Ramsar site, Vembanad Backwaters, Southwest coast of India. Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Science, Vol. 9, No.1.

National Publications

  1. Aswathy K. Vijayan, Abin Varghese, Sumith Satheendran S and Mahesh Mohan. 2020. Impact of Forest Fire in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats – A Geoinformatics Based Analysis. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 2020, 8(1):13-23
  2. K. Saritha, V.G. Gopikrishna, M. Rameshan, Mahesh Mohan. (2019) Impact of Climate Change-induced Flood on Fragile Riparian Vegetation of Braid Bars: -A Case Study from Chalakkudy River, Southwest Coast of India. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 2019, 7(2):123-130
  3. Karunakaran Akhildev, Sreenu Suku, Joice K. Joseph, Mahesh Mohan, A.P. Pradeepkumar. Public perception and adaptation to hydroclimatic disasters in an island of Cochin estuary, Southwest India. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, 7(2): 190-198. 2019
  4. Sreeja R., Arun P.R., Mahesh Mohan, Pradeepkumar A.P. (2019). Textural changes In Fluvial Sediments As An Impact of Anthropogenic Interventions: Case Study Of A Small Mountainous River In Western Ghats, South West India. International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews, 8(2), 4792-4806
  5. Arun Sasi S and Mahesh Mohan. 2019. Piscicidal Plants used by Malai Pandaram Tribes in Achankovil River Basin, Kerala: An Ethnobiological Approach. Int. J. Adv. Res. 6(1), 726-730.
  6. M Tiwari, RC Bhangare, PY Ajmal, SK Sahu, GG Pandit, M Mohan. 2017. Chronology assessment of sediment core from Kongsfjorden, Arctic using 210 Po/210 Pb dating techniques. Proceedings of the thirteenth DAE-BRNS nuclear and radiochemistry symposium, 2017
  7. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Rakesh P.S., Vijith, H. and Satheesh R. (2007). Late Holocene geological changes in the modification of Meenadom Ar sub-watershed: as inferred from textural and morphometric analysis. Echo-chronicle, Vol. 2, No.3: 133-144.
  8. K.Omana and Mahesh M. (2008). The new mercury pollution threat to aquatic ecosystems of India – An example from Kerala. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 14(2-3): 1-4.
  9. K. Baiju, M. Arumugam, B. Ajaykumar, Mahesh Mohan and P. S. Rakesh (2009) Environmental Impacts of Sand Mining from Meenachil River, Kerala, India. Journal Ecology Environment and Conservation, 15(3), 587-593.
  10. Mahesh Mohan, Deepa M. and Thomas A.P. (2010) Comparison of metal accumulation in the selected fishes from two sites of Vembanad Backwaters, Kerala, India. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. 52(3): 193-198. NEERI
  11. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Subin K. Jose, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Anthropogenic Mercury Contamination of Vembanad Backwater, Western Coast, India – Evidence from Sediments. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering-NEERI

Book Chapters

  1. Binish M B., Binu P., Gopikrishna V G., Mahesh Mohan. Potential of Anaerobic Bacteria in Bioremediation of Metal contaminated Marine and Estuarine Environment. Surajith Das (Ed). Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation. 2021. Elsevier
  2. Binu, P., & Mohan, M. (2021). Chitosan-based bionanocomposite in regenerative medicine. In Ahmed S., and Tomer, A (Ed.) Bionanocomposites in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Elsevier 
  3. Gopikrishna VG, Kannan VM, Krishnan KP, Mahesh Mohan. Fate and transport of mercury in the Arctic environmental matrices under varying climatic conditions. In Neloy Khare (Ed.) Understanding Present and Past Arctic Environments: An Integrated Approach from Climate Change Perspectives. Taylor and Francis.
  4. Joice K. Joseph, Karunakaran Akhil Dev, A.P. Pradeepkumar, Mahesh Mohan. (2018). Big Data Analytics and Social Media in Disaster Management. In Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim, Chandan Ghosh (Ed.), Integrating Disaster Science and Management Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery, Elsevier.
  5. Ajaykumar B., Shijo Joseph, Mahesh Mohan, Nair P.K.K., Unni K.S and Thomas A.P. (2011)  Implications for the Evolution of Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits. In Alisa N. Souter (Editor), Encyclopedia of Environmental Research, Nova Publishers
  6. Ajaykumar B., Shijo Joseph, Mahesh Mohan, Nair P.K.K., Unni K.S and Thomas A.P. (2011)  Implications for the Evolution of Southwestern Coast of India: A Multi-Proxy Analysis Using Palaeodeposits, in  Julian R. Crane and Ashton E. Solomon (Editors) ‘Estuaries: Types, Movement Patterns and Climatical Impacts’, Nova Publishers, New York.
  7. Ajaykumar, Shijo Joseph, P. C. Abhilash, Mahesh Mohan, K. Anitha and A. P. Thomas (2011)  Fossil Wood: A Key to the Past’, In Lorenzo F. Botannini (Editor) ‘Wood: Types, Properties, and Uses’, Nova Publishers, New York.
  8. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2008). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake and adjoining Muvattupuzha river, Kerala, India. In Pratap K. Mohanty (ed.), Monitoring and modeling Lakes and Coastal Environments, Springer, p 43-49. DOI 1007/978-1-4020-6646-7
  9. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2007). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India. In Pratap K. Mohanty (ed.), Lakes and coastal wetlands: conservation restoration and management, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi.
  10. Mahesh Mohan and B. Ajaykumar. (2010). Mercury in the environment – sources, impacts and control measures. In Patro, L (Ed.), Environmental Toxicology, Sonali Publications, New Delhi

Papers presented in International / National Seminars

  1. Gopikrishna VG. and Mahesh Mohan. 2019. Presence of selected heavy metals in surface soils of Norwegian Arctic. 3. International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry (ICMS-2019) , MG University, 04-07 December 2019
  2. Gopikrishna V.G., Akhil Ghosh, Mahesh Mohan. Total and methyl mercury in the lake and stream sediments, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. NCPS 2019
  3. Shahnas K.F.,Gopikrishna V.G., Kannan V.M., Mahesh Mohan Mercury and other metals in the sediments of Kongsfjord and Krossfjord, Ny-Ålesund. NCPS 2019
  4. K. Nejumal, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan, U.K. Aravind, C.T. Aravindakumar. Non target analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the sediments of Kongsfjorden (Arctic) Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. NCPS 2019
  5. EV Ramasamy, Sruthy S., Mahesh Mohan, Ajay harit. Microplastics in the sediments of Arctic Fjords. NCPS 2019
  6. Mechirackal Balan Binish, Sruthy Shini, Rupesh Kumar Sinha, Kottekkattu Padinchati Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercuric reductase gene (merA) in mercury tolerant Sulphate reducing bacterium from the sediments of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. NCPS 2019
  7. Gopikrishna VG., Anu Sebastian, Akhil Ghosh KA, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2018. Distribution of total mercury and methyl mercury in the fresh water lakes of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. International Conference on Water- Pollution to Purification, 7-10, December 2018.
  8. Krishna M.P. and Mahesh Mohan (2017) Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Leaves of Mastixia arborea using GC-MS, 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, December 11-14, 2017.
  9. Navya Cherian, Arun Babu V., Mahesh Mohan. The Interrelationship of Mercury in Environmental Matrices of a Tropical Agricultural Wetland Ecosystem, India. Environmental Chemistry of Water, Sediment, Soil and Air: Early Career Researchers Meeting, 21 November , 2018. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
  10. Bineesh MB, Sruthy S., Kannan VM, Sreedharan K., Ramasamy EV., Mahesh Mohan. Heavy metal contamination in the sediments of Vembanad Lake, India-an ICPMS approach. 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry, December 11-14, 2017.
  11. Binish M.B., Sruthy S., Kishnan K.P. and Mahesh Mohan, Biosorption of mercury by metaltolerant bacteria from arctic using FT-IR spectroscopy. International Conference on Photochemistry and its applications. November 10-13, 2017
  12. Mahesh Mohan, Gopikrishna V.G., Sreelakshmi U., Chandini P.K., Abdul Shukur M., Kannan V.M., Krishnan K.P., Pandit G.G., Sahu S.K., Tiwari M., Ajmal P.Y. & Navya Cherian. Contamination profile and distribution of mercury in the sediments of an Arctic Fjord, NyÅlesund, Svalbard. International Conference on mercury as Global Pollutant –ICMGP , Providence, USA, July 16-21, 2017
  13. Navya Cherian, Arunbabu V., Mahesh Mohan. Mercury geochemistry in a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem, India. International Conference on mercury as Global Pollutant –ICMGP , Providence, USA, July 16-21, 2017
  14. K. Nejumal, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan, K.P. Krishnan, U.K.Aravind, C.T. Aravindakumar. Scanning of Emerging Pollutants in Kongsfjorden Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  15. Binish Mechirackal Balan, Sruthy Shini, Kottekkattu Padinchati Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercury reduction potential of bacteria isolated from melt water streams, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Arctic. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  16. Sruthy, M.B.Binish, V. Arun Babu, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Microplastics-an emerging pollutant in Arctic fjord systems. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  17. M. Kannan, U. Sreelakshmi, M.K. Vishnu Sagar, V. G. Gopikrishna, G.G. Pandit, S.K. Sahu, M. Tiwari, P.Y. Ajmal, M. Abdul Shukkur and Mahesh Mohan. Temporal trends of selected heavy metals in the core sediment of Kongsfjorden, Ny-Alesund. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  18. Vishnu Sagar M.K., Tresa Nimmy K.A., Gopikrishna V.G., Kannan V.M., Binish M.B., Arun Babu V., Rakesh P.S. and Mahesh Mohan. Metal accumulation in zooplanktons of Arctic Fjords, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  19. G. Gopikrishna, V.M. Kannan, K.P. Krishnan and Mahesh Mohan. Mercury and other metals in the surface water of an Arctic fjord, Svalbard. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water, December 12-15, 2016
  20. Gopikrishna V.G., Akhilghosh K.A. and Mahesh Mohan. Distribution of total mercury and methyl mercury in lake and river sediments in Arctic, Ny-Alesund. Proceedings of the National Conference on Polar Sciences, May 16-17, 2017.
  21. Krishna MP and Mahesh Mohan. 2016. Forest litter bacteria for waste water treatment. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  22. MK Vishnusagar, Mahesh Mohan, VG Gopikrishna, Bineesh MB, Abdul Shukkoor. 2016. Heavy metal contamination of sediments in Kongsfjorden an Arctic Fjord in NyAlesund, Norway. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  23. MR Sijimol , Mahesh Mohan and KK Nejumal. 2016. Perchlorate degradation in drinking water- a lab scale study. International conference on Water – Pollution to Purification, December 12-15, Kottayam.
  24. Navya C, Arunbabu V, Mahesh Mohan. Mercury Accumulation in a Unique Indian Agricultural Wetland Ecosystem, International Conference, Coimbatore
  25. Navya C, Arunbabu V, Mahesh Mohan. 2016. Accumulation of mercury in rice plants collected from an unpolluted paddy field in India. SETAC Asia-Pacific conference, Singapore, 16-19 Spetember
  26. Binish, M.B., Sruthy, S. and Mahesh, Mohan. 2016.Mercury tolerance of Sulphate Reducing Bacteria isolated from the sediments of Cochin Estuary. 28th Kerala Science Congress.
  27. Sijimol M.R., Dineep D., C.T. Aravindakumar and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Perchlorate determination in environmental samples using Shimadzu LC-MS 2020. Frontiers in MS Technology and Emerging Applications,IICMS, Chennai.
  28. Sijimol MR, Mahesh Mohan and Dineep D. 2015. Identification of perchlorate in environmental matrices using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. International Conference on MS, Kottayam
  29. Karunakaran Akhil Dev, Sreenu Suku, Joice K Joseph, K. S. Saran, C. M. John, Mahesh Mohan, and A.P. Pradeepkumar- Risk perceptions of Vypin Island people for climate disasters in Ernakulum district, Kerala, India at international conference on climate change resilience, department of ecology and environmental sciences , Pondicherry University, Pondicherry , 2015
  30. Binish, M.B., Sruthy, S. and Mahesh, Mohan. 2015. Significance of multiple antibiotic and mercury resistance of an anaerobic bacterium Clostridium bifermentans isolated from Cochin Estuary. Kerala Environment Congress.
  31. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Firework as a source of perchlorate contamination in the soil. National Conference on Soil, University of Kerala.
  32. Krishna M.P. and Mahesh Mohan. 2015. Identification of potential litter degrading bacteria from the Pampadum Shola National Park. Kerala Science Congress.
  33. Sijimol, M. R., Renju Kuttappan and Mahesh Mohan (2014) Fireworks: A disaster and an environment pollution source. In the proceedings of 2nd Diasaster Risk and Vulnerabilty Conference. A.P. Pradeepkumar, F.­J. Behr, F.T. Illiyas and E. Shaji  (Editors). Pg. No. 242-246. ISBN 9788192344928
  34. Navya Cherian, Thafna KK, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Mercury contamination in agricultural wetland ecosystems-a case study from Kerala. Lake 2014.
  35. Navya Cherian, Thafna KK, Kannan VM, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Mercury contamination in a unique tropical agricultural wetland ecosystem. Proceedings of Workshop cum National Symposium on Environment (NSE19), Kottayam, Kerala.
  36. R. Sijimol, D. Dineep, Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Perchlorate contamination of bottled water in Kerala, Proceedings of Workshop cum National Symposium on Environment (NSE19), Kottayam, Kerala.
  37. Sijimol MR and Mahesh Mohan. 2014. Fireworks and perchlorate contamination. National Seminar on Conservation of Energy, water and Environment, St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor, Kerala
  38. C M S Shylesh, M Mahesh and E V Ramasamy.(2013). Distribution of mercury in core sediments of a tropical estuary- west coast of India. National Conference on heavy metals in the environment (HME 2013), Kottayam, Kerala
  39. Navya Cherian, Kannan VM, Thafna KK, Mahesh Mahesh (2013). Distribution of total mercury in the soils of Kuttanad agricultural wetland. National Conference on heavy metals in the environment (HME 2013), Kottayam, Kerala
  40. Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan, Shylesh CMS and EV Ramasamy, (2012) Mercury pollution in the aquatic ecosystems of India – case study from a Ramsar site, South India, International conference on Anthropogenic impact on environment and bioremediation, Tirupathy 2012
  41. Kannan V .M, Toms Augustine, Navya Cherian, Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Geochemistry and Heavy Metals in the Soils of Kuttanad Agricultural Ecosystem, Kerala. LAKE-2012, National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems conducted at School of Environmental Sciences, MG University, Kottayam.
  42. Thafna K.K., Navya Cherian, Binish M.B., Mahesh Mohan. 2012. Distribution of Nutrients in the Soils of Kuttanad Wetland Agroecosystem, Kerala LAKE-2012, National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems conducted at School of Environmental Sciences, MG University, Kottayam.
  43. Ajaykumar, M. S. S.Chandran, K. Sreedharan, Mahesh Mohan and A. P. Thomas, (2011) Holocene environmental modifications along the southwest coast of India : as inferred from the multiproxy analysis of palaeodeposits of Meenachil River, Kerala, India, Presented in the International conference…..Lucknow
  44. Toms Augustine, Shyleshchandran M S,Jayasooryan K K, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy. Fractionation and bioavailability of mercury and cadmium in the sediments of Cochin estuary. 3rd INTGC 2011, CWRDM, Kozhikode.
  45. B Ajay Kumar, C K Baiju, Mahesh Mohan, V P Sylas, M S S Chandran and P S Rakesh, Soil piping phenomenon: Examples from Idukki district, Kerala, India. in Pradeepkumar A P, Behr F-J. and Ramasamy E V (eds) Applied Disaster Research: Proc Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Conf 2011, March 12-14, 2011, MG University, Kottayam, India. ISBN No. 978-3-943321-03-6.
  46. K K Jayasooryan, C M S Shylesh, M Mahesh and E V Ramasamy. Community health risk assessment on mercury contaminated fish consumption at Cochin backwaters, in Pradeepkumar A P, Behr F-J. and Ramasamy E V (eds) Applied Disaster Research: Proc Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Conf 2011, March 12-14, 2011, MG University, Kottayam, India. ISBN No. 978-3-943321-03-6.
  47. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Jayasooryan K.K., Subin K. Jose, Mahesh Mohan and E.V.Ramasamy (2010) Mercury in the Core Sediment of Vembanad Backwater – An Implication Towards Anthropogenic Contamination, Lake – 2010, IISc, Bangalore.
  48. S. Shylesh Chandran, Mahesh Mohan and E.V. Ramasamy (2010). Earthworm species diversity at Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, International Conference on Biodiversity, IIT, Kharagapur.
  49. Mahesh M., Jayasooryan, K.K., Shylesh C.M.S., and Ramasamy E.V. (2010). Impact of climate change on the transformation and transport of mercury in the environment. International Conference on Climate Change and Developing Countries, Kottayam
  50. Mahesh M., Jayasooryan, K.K., Shylesh C.M.S., Subin, J. and Ramasamy E.V. (2010) Mercury in water and sediments of Cochin backwaters, Kerala. Indian Science Congress, January 2010, Trivandrum.
  51. Toms A., Mahesh M., Shylesh C.M.S., E.V. Ramasamy. (2009). Mercury fractionation in the sediments of the lower reaches of Periyar river, National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Environment and Development, KUNSED 2009, Trivandrum.
  52. Toms Augustine, Mahesh Mohan, A.P. Thomas and E.V. Ramasamy. (2009). Heavy metal content in the water and aquatic macrophytes of lower reaches of Periyar river, Proceedings of Kerala Environment Congress, Kannur, May 26-27.
  53. Toms Augustine, Mahesh Mohan, K. K. Jayasooryan, E.V. Ramasamy and A.P. Thomas. (2009). Concentration and Bioavailability of Cd, Pb and Cu in Sediments of Lower Reaches of Periyar River, Kerala. Kerala Science Congress 2009.
  54. Mahesh Mohan. (2008). Changing Environment and Vector-Borne Diseases, Presented in State Level Seminar on Vector Borne Diseases and their control, February 23rd 2008, Alappuzha. Organized by Department of Indian System of Medicine, Govt. of Kerala
  55. Ajaykumar B., Mahesh Mohan, Rakesh P.S., Unni, K.S. and Satheesh R. (2008). Inference on the late Holocene modifications of the Meenachil river basin through the textural and morphometric analysis. Presented in XVIII Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2008, Thiruvanathapuram, organised by Kerala State Council for science Technology and Environment.
  56. Renjith, Mahesh M., Ajaykumar, Satheesh R. and Benno Joseph. 2007. “Channel re-orientation of the Meenachil River, Kerala, as inferred from the textural characteristics of the terrestrial sand deposits”. Presented in the 19th Kerala Science Congress held at Kannur during 29-31 January 2007.
  57. Sujatha S., Mahesh M. and E.V. Ramasamy. (2007). Composting And Vermicomposting of Pistia Stratiotes with Three Epigeic Earthworm Species in the National Seminar Cum Workshop on Conservation and Inventerization of Soil Fauna. Organised by P.G. and Research Department of Biotechnology, K.S.R.College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode.
  58. Shylesh Chandran M.S., Mahesh Mohan, Ramasamy, E.V. 2007. Vermicomposting of Municipal Solid Waste Using an Indigenous Earthworm- Plutellus Sp. Presented in Kerala Environment Congress, 2008.
  59. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2006). Distribution of mercury and the threat to Vembanadu ecosystem, Ramsar site, Kerala presented in XVIII Kerala Science Congress, January 30-31, 2006, Thiruvanathapuram, organised by Kerala State Council for science Technology and Environment
  60. Mahesh Mohan and P.K. Omana. (2004). Mercury pollution in Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India presented in the International Conference on Conservation, Restoration and Management of Lakes and Coastal Wetlands 9-13 December 2004 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
  61. Mahesh Mohan and Omana P.K. (2006) “Water quality of Vembanadu Lake, Ramsar site, Kerala” Presented in the National Conference on Current Perspectives in Aquatic Biology, 17-18 March, 2006, Chennai organised by Limnological Society of India and Zoology Department, Madras University.
  62. Mahesh Mohan, Benno joseph, R. Satheesh and B. Ajaykumar. 2004. “Textural analysis of bed sediments of terrestrial sand mining sites of Meenachil river basin and their implication to the status of Meenadom Ar”, presented in the International Seminar on Earth Resource Management-2004. Oraganised by Mineralogical society of India and Department of Applied Geology, Kuvembu University